Let’s have a look at some key roles for IT professionals in the future.
1: IT Consultants
Aside from large corporations that can afford to have IT professionals on staff, most businesses will outsource IT work to external consultants. These companies will thus get IT services on an as needed basis. This helps cut down costs as the company only has to pay IT staff when they need them. Companies can thus afford to pay for experts who they could not afford to be on a regular payroll. The company still received 24/7 support from their IT consultants.
2. Project Managers
In the future, a large number of permanent IT staff will work in the role of project manager. . These individuals spread out throughout different departments and provide guidance on projects. Their main role is to work as business advisers to help managers make the right technological decisions. Part of their job will be to keep on the lookout for new technologies that can help the business. These people also act as a liaison between the company, technology suppliers and external IT consultants.
3. IT Developers
The largest number of IT professionals will be employed as software developers. . Although IT support used to focus on deploying and maintaining hardware and software, the future of IT is in web-based applications that that are largely user-friendly and maintained by the client. The role of the IT professional is thus largely moving away from computer repairs and deployment to the creation of web-based applications and utilities. More and more companies are demanding the services of largely web-based application development.